Program Details

Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness

with Craig Warren Smith & Suzann Duquette
July 16 / 12:00 AM - July 18 / 12:00 AM


This online Mudra Space Awareness weekend will be a deep dive into the sense perceptions and sensory awareness exercises.

Presented in collaboration with Mudra Institute

Sense Perceptions

Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching – are not what they seem. By separating and examining each layer of sense perception, each sense becomes a field of experience revealed as pure mind.

Mind-body Relationship

In this intensive workshop, we will slow down, deconstructing and examining each of the senses & "fields of experience." Physicality, through intensification and relaxation exercises, awakens us to our sense perceptions and leads to a radical shift in our understanding of the mind-body relationship. Using Mudra techniques, we will find to our surprise that love and empathy no longer need to be imported into our experience but are ever-present and immediately accessible.

Unlocking Compassion

Many spiritual practices cultivate compassion. By contrast, Mudra unlocks it. The Mudra exercises introduced by Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s show how the body can be a gateway to mind. The senses play an intermediate role in that journey. This weekend workshop presents for the first time the distinct Mudra teachings that are specific in each sense. They reveal the self-existing loving-kindness that is buried in hidden layers of sensory anatomy of our sight, hearing, and touch. Through examination one gains the skillful means to regain each of our senses in its own right. They are no longer tools for ego’s game, but rather pathways to establish nonconceptual mind/nondual communication.

What do people say about Mudra Space Awareness?

“Mudra opens me to my life and the dharma in the most profound ways.”

“Could have broad and deep effects on my life. Looking forward to more programs to grow in this.”

“Vast application in life and practice.”

Gateway to Nonduality

Mudra today marries physical activity with creativity. Exercises offer a gateway to the experience of nonduality. By coming into this moment with Mudra practices and explorations, we evoke transformation in how we view, see, and meet our world beyond separation of us and them, this and that.

Mudra overcomes duality to awaken wonder and joy in our senses and life. Engaging with this unique mind-body synchronization method brings a new awareness and vividness to our spiritual and professional lives and living in the 21st century. We find we can meet society’s disruptions and intensity with a new freshness and confidence.

When asked to complete the sentence- ‘Mudra practice leaves me:

  • ‘awake!'

  • 'open and energized'

  • 'playful, relaxed, giddy'

  • 'freeing'

  • 'like exchanging self for other'

  • 'qi swirling'

  • feeling held by space'

The Program

This weekend will include working with space, intensive physical training, contemplation, sensory awareness, self-reflection, and Mudra style sitting practice. Talks, contemplations, and discussion reveal the potential impact of Mudra on our lives.  

Times for Program

All times are for Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT):

Friday, July 16:   6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, July 17:   9:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, July 18:    9:00am - 12:30pm

Please see the following link to adjust for your local time zone:

See World Clock/Main World Clock.

For European participants: A recording of the Friday night talk will be made available.

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Carney at [email protected]

Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register and be paid in full for this program is 48 hours before it begins.  Please note: the price below includes a per person teaching gift for Dr. Smith, who is responsible for holding and developing the full scope of the Mudra Institute.


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